~ A Moondance Springtime & Tips for Doc Filmmakers!
So far this season, we have received talented films, written works and original music competition submissions from these countries: AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, CANADA , COATIA, COLOMBIA, DENMARK, FRANCE, INDIA, IRAN, JAPAN, NETHERLANDS, POLAND, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SCOTLAND, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA, TURKEY, UK, and the US. Send in your submission now to join us for the 18th annual Moondance! Represent your country!
Thanks a million for your interest in the Moondance International Film Festival!
Plan now to participate in this unique film festival, and help celebrate the
18th annual Moondance International Film Festival!
DOCUMENTARY FILMS: INSIDER TIPS FOR SUCCESS!
At Moondance International Film Festival, we look for documentary films that entertain, inform, inspire, encourage and educate. We believe that films can contribute to a healthier society, and that films should encourage the active involvement of audiences to connect and act collectively to address global challenges. Moondance screens doc films that are innovative, distinctive, compelling, educational, engaging, and relevant to varied audiences, and which encourage active participation.
- Have a story; a clear beginning, middle and end, as well as a protagonist and antagonist(s), much as good screenplays and narrative films must have.
- Go easy on the “talking heads” interviews! Please, please, please shoot the interviewee(s) in various situations with related locations and visuals, not just sitting in a room, looking straight on to the camera and talking, talking, talking.
- Add an appropriate and memorable music score!
- Start late and end early! Edit your doc film to be as short as possible, while still getting the salient point or points across.
MOONDANCE 2017 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES:
Accepting submissions NOW, through June 30, 2017
For your best chance to win, send in your entry RIGHT NOW!
LINK TO SUBMISSION CATEGORIES LIST
Narrative feature, short, documentary, drone & animation films • Feature & short screenplays • Film scores • Short stories, stageplays & radio plays • TV pilots, episodics…and many more!
Moondance is also accepting submissions at:
Moondance International Film Festival Screenings dates: September 2017
The Moondance International Film Festival, featuring its distinct cinematic visions and bold film selections, has distinguished itself around the world as much more than an annual film festival! The Moondance is a unique community, a supportive, productive, and creative year-round collaboration between independent filmmakers and movie audiences, between writers, composers and the world of top-quality filmed entertainment.
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:
“Success is ten percent opportunity and ninety percent intelligent hustle.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
“To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to clean up other’s trash.” ~ Bill Nye